Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Clippers vs Celtics March 2
On Tuesday night, the underdogs Boston Celtics are all set to pose a formidable challenge when they face Los Angeles Clippers in an interesting clash.
The hosts are filled with confidence whereas Clippers are looking to build some momentum before getting into the post season games. The game is played in the TD Garden at 8:30 PM EST.
The Clippers would be backing themselves to win their 25th game of the season while the Celtics would do everything to deny it.
Both Clippers and Celtics are coming off a win in their last game, however, Clippers have won 5 games more than the 17 games that Celtics have won this NBA season. The latest Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions will be updated on game day.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Kemba Walker who has returned to the side after recovering from the injury managed to accumulate 21 points and 8 assists against Wizards.
Jayson Tatum is an important candidate who has time and again got the team out of the dumps with special performances. He scored 31 points and 3 assists in his last outing.
Payton Pritchard who is one of the better guards in the team has an average of 7.4 points in addition to 2.2 assists in 28 games.
Daniel Theis who plays as the center, has 3.8 dribbles and a scoring efficiency of 1.433. Javonte Green has a field goal percentage of 54.9 and a free throw percentage of 66.7.
Kawhi Leonard is continuing to be an important forward who has averaged 26.8 points and 4.9 assists in 29 games. He pitched in with 25 points and 9 rebounds against Bucks.
Patrick Beverley is an important point guard with a field goal success of 43.3% and a 3-pointer conversion of 41.3% so far. Paul George who has an average of 23.4 points per game managed to score 16 points and 7 assists in his last outing.
Serge Ibaka who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an efficiency rating of 18.37 points in addition to a three-point conversion of 36. Nicolas Batum is expected to do a lot better than 8.9 points in the remaining games.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The last season conference finalists Boston Celtics have done a tidy job in the Eastern conference that has kept them in the fray. They were off to a flyer with a win against Bucks but things started to go the other way when they faced Nets and Pacers in the next two games.
They recovered well from that position as they posted some important victories that helped them scale to the top 5 in the table. In the last 10 games, they have slightly tailed away with a 4-6 win-loss record. But wins against Pacers and Wizards in the last two games have ensure that they are currently occupying the 6th spot in the table.
The Los Angeles Clippers are under a little bit of threat with the Phoenix Suns breathing down their neck currently. This is because of the inconsistency in their performance recently. They accelerated pretty quickly and were looking to run away with the top spot.
But their campaign in February pulled things back heavily. Looking at their last 10 outings, the side has managed to achieve victories against Grizzlies, Wizards, Jazz and Heat in contrast to defeats against Nets, Bucks and Jazz. They are currently hanging by the thread in 3rd spot with 24 triumphs and 12 losses with a win percentage of 0.667.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (133 games): Clippers – 43 wins, Celtics – 90 wins.
Playoffs played (12 games): Clippers – 4 wins, Celtics – 8 wins.
Previous meeting: Celtics won 119-115 on 5th February 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The odds and predictions for this battle between Celtics and Clippers would be interesting to look at. Looking at FiveThirtyEight, they have gone on to pick Los Angeles Clippers to start as favorites with the hosts getting 45% to secure a big victory on Tuesday night.
On the other hand, focusing on the outright predictions, it is clear that the Clippers are one of the top three favorites in this edition whereas last year conference semi-finalists are slotted at 8th place to lift the NBA title according to Oddschecker and SMarkets.